Know the inputs needed and outputs generated by MRP systems.
: Master schedule
(orders, forecasts), Bill of Materials BOM
(design changes), Inventory Records
The primary inputs of MRP are a bill of materials
, which tells the composition of a finished product; a master schedule
, which tells how much finished product is desired and when; and an inventory records file
, which tells how much inventory is on hand or on order.
reports (changes, order releases, planned-order schedules), Secondary
reports (exception reports, planning reports, performance-control reports), Inventory transaction